Yr Eifl from Llithfaen
Yr Eifl


Estimated net time 1-1 hours
Difficulty No difficulties.
Drinking water No stable access to running water.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route.
Parking Room for a couple of cars at trail head.
Start height 265 metres
Vertical metres 300 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 3.2 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Yr Eifl trail head.


From the town Pwllheli, on the Lleyn peninsula in north-west Wales, where roads A497 and A499 intersect in the eastern side of the town, drive 11.0 km north on road A499 to the round about where roads A499 and B4417 intersect. Turn left onto B4417, drive 3.9 km and turn right where a wooden sign says "Llwybr yr Eifl". Drive 550 metres up this single lane road, to a gate. Cross the gate and find parking immediately after the house. You should ask permission to park here.

Start your walk by continuing in the direction you arrived, on a wide path. Turn left in a path junction after 350 metres, and follow this smaller path up to its highest point. Turn right in the path junction and follow this path to the summit, which is marked by a cairn.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



05. July 2013

I had already hike Gyrn Ddu this morning, and I was on my way to Yr Eifl at 09:40. Most of the morning fog had now lifted but it was still a little misty, although more sunny than not.

This was another relatively quick hike, with a short summit stop before starting my descent. Almost back at my car I met the first other hikers this morning, a family with two small children.

Photos 05.07.2013